[arch-general] Update to & LTS killed dmraid box??

Rogutės Sparnuotos rogutes at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 17 11:39:34 EDT 2010

David C. Rankin (2010-08-17 08:20):
> On 08/17/2010 05:53 AM, Rogutės Sparnuotos wrote:
> >David C. Rankin (2010-08-17 00:48):
> >>On 08/16/2010 10:17 PM, David C. Rankin wrote:
> >>>     After boot to the normal 2.6.34 kernel, the box kept automatically
> >>>rebooting itself - WTF? So I booted to the LTS kernel, which booted this time
> >>>and rebuilt the initramfs file with:
> >>>
> >>>/sbin/mkinitcpio -k 2.6.34-ARCH -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/kernel26.img
> >>>
> >>>     It completed successfully. Rebooting resulted in an error that the the
> >>>partitions were corrupt. So I attempted to boot back into the LTS kernel. It
> >>>failed as well?? So I rebooted into suse 11.0 which is on the other array. The
> >>>box booted into suse without any problems. I then mouted the Arch array and the
> >>>partitions are fine. (that's where the raid info above came from).
> >>>
> >>>     I don't know what is going on here. Kernel updates on this box have always
> >>>been uneventful. Tonight all hell broke loose. What could have caused Arch to
> >>>report the partitions were bad? More important, what do I do to get Arch back?
> >>
> >>When 2.6.34-3 starts, you only get the first few lines of the boot process like:
> >>
> >>root(1,5)
> >>bzimage.....
> >>
> >>it sits there for a while just doing nothing, then when it hits a
> >>timeout or something - boom it reboots.
> >
> >Remove the 'quiet' option from the kernel command line and look for more
> >useful information (if you are using grub, press 'e' during grub prompt
> >and delete the word 'quiet').
> >
> # (0) Arch Linux
> title  Arch Linux on Archangel
> root   (hd1,5)
> kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/mapper/nvidia_baaccajap5 ro
> initrd /kernel26.img
> # (1) Arch Linux
> title  Arch Linux Fallback
> root   (hd1,5)
> kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/mapper/nvidia_baaccajap5 ro
> initrd /kernel26-fallback.img
> Unfortunately -- there was no quiet to begin with. It only gets that
> far and then dies. Any other thoughts?

So all that you see after the grub prompt is this (including the dots)?


What if you put 'debug' there, so that the line reads:

  kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/mapper/nvidia_baaccajap5 ro debug

Does anything change if you rebuild the initrd image with mkinitcpio?
Did you try booting the fallback image?

--  Rogutės Sparnuotos

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